Thank you.. thank you.. thank you for all who responded to my "Works for Me" question. I was trying to decide if yet (another) book needs to be written helping busy moms stay motivated about exercising. It seems like everyone exercises just fine without my hip-hopping around, but maybe not. While you are thinking about whether or not there is a need for a book to be written with a fresh look on getting in shape for over-worked moms, I have yet another idea I'm batting around..
...If you can not tell WHAT this is from the above photo, it is a "cup station". It is made from a piece of wood that lines the back of the counter, just left of the sink. I asked my handy hubby to route out seven holes, the approximate size of cups. With seven people milling around here, we can have a lot of cups accumulating.
The idea is that each person sets his cup in the assigned spot. If you look closely, you can see each of our children's names: oldest to youngest. Jamie is really James, but we always call him Jamie.. i.e. "Robotdude" or "Houston". This cup station was painted in a few coats or brown with brown texture that I had leftover from another project. I just used paint in the squeeze bottles for the rest of the names. As far as I know, this is my own invention. Then again, probably others have similar things going on.
Which reminds me of the next thing I want to bring up.. A Meme.. I need a Name for a Meme.. (does that rhyme?)
I want to create weekly Meme that encompasses a few ideas. I want to encourage creativity, frugality and repurposing. I want to create a spot in which people can share their "household hacks"--ideas and things they've come up with from basic things they already have or have purchased second hand. These household hacks can include: food combinations, clothing or fabric, household things, homemade wood/ rubber/ metal, or just basic repurposing of stuff.
1. Is this a good idea?
2 Any name ideas?
For an example of a cool household/ creativity hack, I like this: Elliphantom Knits. She has taken apart a sweater and made it into something very useful for herself: fresh yarn to knit with. I love a useful idea like this!!